Ready, Set, Draw.

24 Hour Comics is a special event where illustrators and artists have 24 hours to create the story, finished art, lettering, color, paste-up, everything…including proofreading.

Upcoming Shows

24 Hour Comics Portland Edition

10:00am May 18 to 10:00am May 19, 2013
Things from Another World (2916 NE Broadway St.)

David Chelsea

David Chelsea grew up in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to New York City for a spell. His comics and illustration have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the New York Observer, and Portland Monthly. He is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea In Love and Welcome To The Zone and the how-to book Perspective! For Comic Book Artists and its sequel Extreme Perspective! David has completed fourteen 24-hour Comics stories to date, a world’s record until someone tells him different.

 
Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she learned goose wrangling and Photoshop. After watching Chasing Amy at the tender age of 14, she started making comics which helped her escape rural poverty. A proud feminist and liberal, Rachel loves studying birds and Japanese and enjoys fashion, tea, orchids, and comics. She lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 
Paul Guinan

Paul Guinan’s comic book career is a series of firsts. He began at First Comics, retouching the first manga translation published in the United States, Lone Wolf and Cub. While at First, he co-created Cargonauts, a precursor to Firefly. With his wife, Anina Bennett, Paul created the first female action hero series in comics, Heartbreakers, which became the first comic to be supplemented by an interactive computer database. Paul also co-created the monthly title Chronos for DC Comics and was lead background artist on the animated series Stan Lee’s Stripperella. In 2000 he created Boilerplate, a web site about a mechanical soldier invented in 1893, and in 2012, Paul and Anina followed that up with Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention, a steampunk historical adventure that resurrects and re-imagines a vintage dime novel hero.

 
Sere Stanton

Sera Stanton is an illustrator and printmaker living in Portland, Oregon. Recently graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of art with a BFA in Illustration, she draws every day. Her fascination with myth, zen and magical beasts keeps her learning spirit aflame! Her work is saturated with layers and patterns, both physical and psychic. Sera depicts a world that to her, is not only possible, but inevitable in some distant, kawaii universe.

 
Tom Lechner

Tom Lechner has been making comics, panoramic photography, math art, and open source layout software for the last few decades. He wrote a zine of political cartoons called Consumption for eight years, but is currently taking a break from being depressed all the time. His current main title is Nightlife, a kind of illustrated dream journal, with the dreams arranged to tell a continuous story.

 
Rebecca Celsi

Rebecca Celsi (Daughter of David Chelsea) is a 7th grader at ACCESS Academy in Portland, OR. She finds it too formal to write about herself in third person. I mean, really, you know I’m writing this anyway, why not acknowledge it? I enjoy drawing, (comics and otherwise), and I also enjoy staying up late, so this should be perfect. I am Rebecca, brown of eyes and hair, exceptional in spirit, intelligent in mind, fierce in ambition, not to be underestimated. I as well am an accomplished author, illustrator, and animator.

 
Jacob Mercy

Jacob Mercy is the author of UNLIMITED POWER: THE NEW SCIENCE OF PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT and Pizza Gun Comics. He has devoted more than half his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. Considered the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, he is the founder and chairman of the Anthony Robbins Companies, which are committed to assisting people in achieving personal and professional mastery. This is his third 24-hour comic.

 
Pete Soloway

Pete Soloway is the artist behind Pizza Gun Comics and the winner of the PIZZA GUN, INC. award for Best Artist of the Millennium. He was raised in the wilds of Portland’s Wilshire Park, by a pack of friendly golden retrievers. He has participated in seven 24-hour comic events to date, producing six Gaiman variants and one Eastman variant, but this year will be different. He believes in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. …And then one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

 

Past Shows

24 Hour Comics NYC Edition

March 2-3, 2013 – Theater for the New City (155 First Ave.)

The NYC event features a lineup of artists and illustrators from around the U.S.

David Chelsea

David Chelsea grew up in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to New York City for a spell. His comics and illustration have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the New York Observer, and Portland Monthly. He is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea In Love and Welcome To The Zone and the how-to book Perspective! For Comic Book Artists and its sequel Extreme Perspective! David has completed fourteen 24-hour Comics stories to date, a world’s record until someone tells him different.

 
Adriano Moraes

Adriano Moraes is a talented writer and artist from Brazil who has lived in New York City for over a decade. He is currently working on an ongoing Baron Munchausen comic book. His comic “The Evictor” was the winner of the 24 Hour Comics – NYC Edition.

 
Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she learned goose wrangling and Photoshop. After watching Chasing Amy at the tender age of 14, she started making comics which helped her escape rural poverty. A proud feminist and liberal, Rachel loves studying birds and Japanese and enjoys fashion, tea, orchids, and comics. She lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 
Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan has been a cartoonist for an alarming number of years. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers including several you might have heard of. He is the author of two books and once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

 
Arlen Schumer

Arlen Schumer creates award-winning comic book-styled illustrations for the advertising and editorial markets, is a member of The Society of Illustrators, and is one of the foremost historians of comic book art. Comic Book Artist magazine named him “one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America,” and his coffee table art book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book of 2003.

 
Lindsey Morris

Lindsey Morris grew up in the sweaty swamps of Florida, but let’s never mention it again. She now lives in Brooklyn and fills her days with writing about comics and sometimes drawing them. A strong advocate for self-publishing, she has printed her own work since last year and has also been featured in the self-published anthologies of others. Having tried and failed the 24 Hour Comic challenge at least 3 times, Lindsey is excited at the prospect of continuing to be an underachiever.

Want to Find Out More?

Contact Brad Smith or Jennifer Jones at (503) 230-2058 from 9:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time to participate, sponsor or host a 24 Hour Comics event.